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New Premium cards, surviving the hack, easy Companion Pass and more: Fall 2017 in review

Fall 2017 In Review   This fall has seen a number of big news stories in the points, miles, and credit card world — including the launch of some new premium cards (See: Is it a keeper? My take on BOA’s new Premium Rewards Card and A new ultra-premium card, in-depth review: Amex Hilton Aspire). Of course, things change for better and worse, and so we saw some changes that hurt a bit — like…

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Constructing resources and deconstructing the Sapphire: August 2017 in review

August 2017 has been a month of building resource pages here at Frequent Miler as Greg has worked to pull together quick guides and information for everything you need to know: whether it’s earning miles for college (See: Double-dipping college rewards), which are the best transfer partners in each program and what transfer bonuses are being offered right now (See: The Latest Transfer Bonuses and Partners) – or maybe you just want to know whether or…

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Summertime summary: July 2017 in review

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Month-in-Review, July 2017. This month has brought a lot of hotel-related posts, both with regard to the changes in the Citi Prestige’s 4th night free benefit and the best ways to take advantage of it — whether you’re leveraging Citi points pooled with your Premier or soaking up sun after stacking with an all-inclusive Hyatt 4th-night-free promo. Speaking of Hyatt, we wrote this month about how to borrow your friend’s top-tier…

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The credit card rollercoaster: June 2017 in Review

Welcome to the Frequent Miler June 2017 Month in Review. We’ve definitely been riding a bit of a roller coaster as of late in terms of changing benefits (pay-with-points changed, Prestige changes loom), signup bonuses (ups and downs), and great value in Amex Offers (a nice wave to surf). It certainly remains a fun ride, and we continue to bring you great deals that help you take advantage of the convergence of credit card benefits,…

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One more chance at redemption

Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. Typically, we do a month-in-review at the end of each month. However, this month we are publishing a mid-month review to recap some of the significant developments over the past few weeks and their impact on the miles and points space going into the summer. Credit Card News There’s no doubt…

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In like a lion and onward with great deals – March 2017 in review

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Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. Let there be no doubt that March came in like a Lion: The British Airways shopping portal promotion caught fire and consumed the Internet when Greg hinted at the chance to earn a lot of miles by signing up for a dating site. Soon enough, the Wall Street Journal was writing about the…

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Goodbye 100K, hello Companion Pass. January 2017 Month in Review

Southwest scared us in the beginning of the month by making hotel point transfers Companion Pass ineligible, but they quickly backed off and gave us a 3 month grace period.  Now many of us are scrambling to get our Companion Passes while we still can.  Meanwhile, January was the last online gasp for two huge 100K signup offers, but there’s still a trace of hope for both.  And two great hotel credit card offers met…

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A short term arbitrage and changes to 5/24. December 2016 Month in Review

In December, Alaska and Virgin Elevate announced plans for merging their loyalty programs.  One part of this announcement has led to a terrific short term opportunity for amassing Alaska miles.  In other news, there have been several developments regarding Chase’s dreaded 5/24 Rule.  Details follow… Loyalty Program News Alaska Airlines is aggressively moving forward with their acquisition of Virgin America.  This month, Alaska made it possible for Mileage Plan and Virgin America Elevate members to…

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Amazing airfare deals and new rewards credit cards. November 2016 Month in Review

Unlike October, November was fairly quiet in the points & miles world. Still, we saw some amazing airfare deals, new credit cards from Banco Popular, and more… Travel News November was notable for the appearance of $400-ish round trip flights to Europe (posted here and here, for example).  These weren’t limited to discount airlines such as Norwegian Air or Wow Air.  AA, Delta, United, and many other carriers joined in the fare war fun.  This…

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